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I was just wondering whether there are any disadvantages submitting my UCAS application privately instead of submitting it through the school? And if there are, what are they. Thanks!
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Sixth Forms are usually pretty good at making you a incredible reference (if your nice to the teachers). Applying privately, who is your reference ?
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Yeah, the main disadvantage would be your reference alternative- 6th forms are trained in writing the sort of thing a Uni is looking for.
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Yeah, the main disadvantage would be your reference alternative- 6th forms are trained in writing the sort of thing a Uni is looking for.



  1. Hi thanks for the replies. I still have a reference written by my teacher in Sixth Form. The reason that i will not be applying through Sixth Form is because currently i'm in Singapore and its very difficult to coordinate with my Sixth Form school in the UK and they have become very inefficient and i was wondering whether it would be better to just do it via an agency in Singapore. Will i be able to use this reference letter that i have already obtained from my teacher whilst making my application through a Singapore agency to the UK universities?
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Sixth Forms are usually pretty good at making you a incredible reference (if your nice to the teachers). Applying privately, who is your reference ?


  1. Hi thanks for the replies. I still have a reference written by my teacher in Sixth Form. The reason that i will not be applying through Sixth Form is because currently i'm in Singapore and its very difficult to coordinate with my Sixth Form school in the UK and they have become very inefficient and i was wondering whether it would be better to just do it via an agency in Singapore. Will i be able to use this reference letter that i have already obtained from my teacher whilst making my application through a Singapore agency to the UK universities?
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(Original post by danielhx)
  1. Hi thanks for the replies. I still have a reference written by my teacher in Sixth Form. The reason that i will not be applying through Sixth Form is because currently i'm in Singapore and its very difficult to coordinate with my Sixth Form school in the UK and they have become very inefficient and i was wondering whether it would be better to just do it via an agency in Singapore. Will i be able to use this reference letter that i have already obtained from my teacher whilst making my application through a Singapore agency to the UK universities?
No as you don't send a reference on paper. The referee must be added to the system and they send it directly to UCAS. It is not written by one person either; all of your subject teachers add comments and an overall tutor completes it. Additionally you cannot submit predicted grades as they also come from the tutor. You could apply privately and nominate the teacher who wrote the original reference but email and ask them if that is ok before doing it.
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